Dog and pet-friendly beaches to be found near Aberdyfi / Aberdovey


Aberdyfi / Aberdovey Beach


Aberdyfi Beach Looking East



Aberdyfi / Aberdovey beach is a long, unspoilt and sandy beach stretching for well over four miles from the seaside village of Aberdyfi up and towards Tywyn beach to the north.

Commonly described as the place where the Welsh mountains meet the sea, within the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. A walk along this beach rewards visitors with a vista of beautiful natural scenery and view all along the coastline of Cardigan Bay. The beach is backed by golden coloured sand dunes and the Aberdovey Golf links, which has been voted one of the best golf courses in the UK.

Walking is a popular pastime in and around Aberdyfi on both the beach and surrounding mountains. Sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing are popular in the Dyfi Estuary. Dovey Yacht Club also holds races in the summer months which add to the splendour of the village. The local tides can be quite strong, and swimmers must be aware that there are strong currents in the estuary and amongst the surf further along the beach between Aberdyfi and Tywyn

A large pay-for car park can be found in Aberdyfi / Aberdovey and has direct access onto the beach via a ramp and a small number of steps. Public toilets are located next to the tourist information centre and shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants are located along Aberdyfi’s Terrace Road, alongside the beach.

Aberdyfi / Aberdovey has two village railway stations (Aberdovey & Penhelig Halt). The main station is located next to the golf course and is only a short walk from the beach.

Dogs are not allowed on marked off areas of beach next to the car park between 1st April and 30th September. The rest of the beach from the dunes to Tywyn is dog-friendly all year round. Dog litter should be collected and disposed of from all areas.


Tywyn Beach 

Tywyn Beach


Tywyn beach has a huge expanse of sandy beach which stretches from Tywyn in the north down to the Dovey Estuary (Dyfi in Welsh) and harbour village of Aberdyfi four miles to the south.

The name Tywyn means ‘sand dunes’ although the first section of beach in front of the town is backed by the wide promenade and is also divided up into a number of wooden groynes. To the north of Tywyn, is a shingle beach and path which leads to Tonfanau and scenic walks around Dysynni Broad Water. To the south of Twywn, there are extensive low lying dunes which meet with the Aberdovey Golf Links before swinging west into Aberdyfi.

Tywyn beach is popular with surfers because of its westerly Atlantic swells, the waves tend to be best around high tide and towards the southern end of the beach.

The recently opened Wales Coastal Path runs through Tywyn and by taking this path you will have some outstanding views of Cardigan Bay along with Snowdonia and the Cambrian Mountains to the south. If you keep your eyes peeled you may even be lucky enough to spot some of the two resident groups of Bottlenose Dolphins and which are the largest population of dolphins in Europe.

The seaside award beach has amenities that include toilets, parking, shop and cafe on the promenade. Dogs are welcome on the southern section of the beach all year round, however, the section along the promenade does have restrictions between April & end September.



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